As more and more people become interested in getting back to nature and growing their own food, the community-gardening movement is exploding in popularity, giving city and suburban dwellers an opportunity to try out their green thumbs. As neighbors come together to get their hands dirty in the name of beautifying public spaces and taking steps toward more sustainable living, camaraderie is blossoming, and knowledge is growing right along with the flowers, fruits, and vegetables. This 144-page, colorfully illustrated guide to community gardening offers comprehensive planning and planting advice to those looking to start a garden in the community, as well as to those interested in joining an existing garden.
Step by Step Planning
Logically laid out in 7 chapters this guide will walk you through every step of planning a Community Garden.
Where to start: Planning Your Community Garden
Make Friends: Create a Garden Development Team
Choosing a Space, What to Look For
Garden Prep: Individual Plots vs. Community Care
What Your Garden Plan Should Include
Welcome to Your Garden
Advertise, Finding Sponsors, Support Resources